Students have the option to select a concentration within the program. Concentration requirements will be taken as program electives. Additional time or credit units are not required to complete a concentration.

Bioethics—teaches students how to apply empirical methods to address ethical issues in health care, policy, and research.
Concentration Director: Scott Halpern MD, PhD, MBE

Clinical Trials—expands on the general MSCE program, honing students’ theoretical and practical expertise in designing and implementing clinical trials.
Concentration Director: James Lewis, MD, MSCE

Human Genetics—prepares students to study human disease by integrating the methods of genetics and molecular biology with those of biostatistics and epidemiology.
Concentration Directors: Marcella Devoto, PhD  and Danish Saleheen, MBBS, PhD

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research—explores methods that span qualitative research, clinical epidemiology, molecular epidemiology, and clinical trials. The unifying theme is the generation of data that helps patients, their caregivers, providers and health care delivery systems make informed health care decisions that improve outcomes that matter most to patients.
Concentration Director: Joel M. Gelfand, MD, MSCE

Pharmacoepidemiology— applies epidemiologic research methods to clinical pharmacology. Students gain specific knowledge and skills regarding the use and effects of medications in populations and in the basic science that underlies the public health practice of drug safety surveillance.
Concentration Director: Sean Hennessy, PharmD, PhD

See the student handbook for additional details.

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